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“A great way to see some of Auckland”
Review of Toru Tours

Toru Tours
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US$59.11*
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3-Hour Auckland Express Tour
Ranked #29 of 167 Tours in Auckland Central
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Come on our personalized 3-Hour tour, showing you the highlights of what makes this city of Auckland so special. From the diverse eateries to the many Volcanoes, to the working farm,and beautiful gardens that we have. We can guide you to Auckland's best shopping, cuisine and sights. Along the way, you'll learn about the Maori culture and settler history. We will meet local people and share stories which provide you with an enriching experience. Small groups (16max and yes we even take 1) increases the quality of the tour, so you can ask as many questions as you like. We get plenty of time to stretch our legs with 4 stops along the way. Let us show you 'our Auckland'.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Stairs / lift
Reviewed 9 January 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed my day touring of Auckland. Our tour guide, Paul, willingly shared his knowledge and answered my endless questions about the Maori history and culture. He took us to places I would never have seen on my own. There was nothing that was too much bother for John and he gave us every possible minute for us to enjoy all the wonderful places we visited. Thanks Paul, a tour well worth taking.

Thank Marion D
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Torutours, Owner at Toru Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2014

Thank you for your review. Auckland is now a dynamic modern city, which we see on the tour. I felt it is also important to have a little slice of history in a short space of time, as well as seeing what is unique about our city, as well as the fabulous views.
I was glad we answered all your questions.
Safe Journeys.
Paul.

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Reviewed 18 December 2013

The tourist information centre recommended we look at Paul's tour since it is smaller than the other tours. We were blown away by the quality of the tour and value for money. Knowledgeable, humorous and attentive. Three stops including a visit with a Maori colleague who took us to the highest point in his vehicle to save us walking ( other tours can't go there there is a ban on big buses)
We learned a lot and enjoyed immensely .
Thank you Gillian && David

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Torutours, Owner at Toru Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2013

Thank you Gillian and David for your review.

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Reviewed 12 August 2013

Paul is an excellent tour guide and he is very humourous. His overseas travel experience enables him to host international visitors very well. He has shown us the greater part of Auckland and history, culture. We really enjoy the one day tour with him. Great tour and wonderful tour guide! We will highly recommend him to our friends and other visitors!

Thank eurochina
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Torutours, Owner at Toru Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2013

It is a pleasure to host our friends from China. Thank you so much for this review.
Again we are very pleased you enjoyed your day. We make our day enjoyable and fun, as well as learn a little bit about the culture.

謝謝

Paul.

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Reviewed 7 August 2013

My husband Charles and I took a day tour with Paul at Toru Tours. It was great from start to finish. Paul gave us a glimpse into real Maori culture, and showed us sights around Auckland we'd never have seen on our own. We not only enjoyed our day, but felt we learned a lot. We highly recommend it!

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Torutours, Owner at Toru Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2013

Thank you to you and Charles for the wonderful time we had. We met a lot of our people along the way, and it was great that you enjoyed your day.
Paul.

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Reviewed 15 June 2013

We had just a couple of days to see the Auckland region, so we wanted an efficient tour to hit the city's highlights. Toru Day Tours had a "quickie" 3 hour tour for a reasonable price, and when I called Paul around 9:00 a.m. to inquire he said he had no other customers for that day, so we could do it at 10:00 or 1:30. We opted for 10:00, and he picked us up at our central hotel for a private tour in his bus that holds at least a couple of dozen people (he does lots of tours for cruise ship passengers). He drove us around to several neighborhoods and sights, with short stops at a few of them. His commentary was interesting and informative, and we got a wonderful feel for his city and some history. At the end of the three hours he dropped us off at the waterfront from where we continued on foot. We highly recommend the tour, especially if it isn't crowded.

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Torutours, Owner at Toru Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2013

Thank you for your kind review.
As you noted we think it is so important for our guests, to get a feel for the place. I am really glad you enjoyed the quick highlights of Auckland. It is a great place.

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